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Table Games Blackjack Conditions

Discussion in 'Table Games' started by topcard, Jun 26, 2015.

  1. topcard

    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    I realize that this has been brought up before, but a 'sticky' for something like this would be really handy.

    Folks could simply post what they encounter... much like is done in VP threads, where members will go into great detail about the location of specific machines, the same could be done with blackjack... an example? You bet:

    LVC - there is a single table that is a two-deck shoe, 3:2, H17, DAS permitted @ $10 minimum. Seems to always be open.

    or

    Mirage - the $25 two-deck pitch game is still open. 3:2, S17, DAS, but beware - they watch every play closely. Lots of scrutiny.

    People could add to the thread as they encounter changing conditions, such as the recent return of 3:2 to DTG.

    Just a thought...
    Sonya? Mods? Bueller?
     
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  2. Jaygee77

    Jaygee77 Tourist

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    I'm new to VMB... But this is exactly the type of thing I'd love to see.
     
  3. mikeyvegas1

    mikeyvegas1 Low-Roller

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    I would like this too. I was planning on asking what has been recently seen about a week before my next trip if we had a sticky where you could just post what was available after you recently played that would be awesome.
     
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  4. MikeOPensacola

    MikeOPensacola VIP Whale

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    +1. This subject would be great for a sticky thread.
     
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  5. Eddyhazkell

    Eddyhazkell Tourist

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    This would be a great idea. The Wizard of Vegas has something like this but it is not always current. Here is the link for it, Blackjack survey.
     
  6. DonnyC

    DonnyC VIP Whale

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    Any $5 shoe games available?
     
  7. jingber05

    jingber05 Tourist

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    i thought mirage now deals their DD out of a shoe?


     
  8. ams722

    ams722 Side Bet Shunner

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    I think all double deck games on the strip are now out of a little shoe...
     
  9. vacationaddict

    vacationaddict Tourist

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    This would be a great idea. This would save some people some time trying to find a good blackjack game. Since MGM Grand downgraded their bj, i know in a couple of weeks at nights I'm going to have to scout out some good games instead of just staying at home base to play.
     
  10. blastie

    blastie Newbie

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    Just spoke to some dealers at Aria and Bellagio and, as of July 2, they are moving some percentage of their games to 6/5. This is to be a company wide policy at all MGM casinos in Vegas. Those that spoke of the rule change seemed fairly upset by it and blame it on Ceasars for jumping the gun first.
     
  11. Film-Noir

    Film-Noir High-Roller

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    nice

    Great Idea Topcard!

    Might also help newer players,
    to look at the felt & steer away from 6/5!
     
  12. majoro

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    Disappointing to hear as I'm staying at two MGM properties soon! I'd sooner not gamble than throw money at 6/5. I'm guessing they will still have 3/2 at higher limits.
     
  13. HuskerBB

    HuskerBB Low-Roller

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    Really hate to see this. Will be interesting to see if it turns out to be true and how far they go with the 6:5 plague. Was really hoping Aria would continue to buck the trend. They can blame it on CET for starting the 6:5 tables - but the trend at MGM right now is to expand 6:5 and if anything CET is going the other way. Outside of Aria and Bellagio (to this point) on my last few trips I have thought playable blackjack was easier to find at CET properties than MGM - and easier at CET now than it was a couple years ago.
     
  14. chitownjohn

    chitownjohn High-Roller

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    This concept might be a make a good app, kind of like gas buddies for BJ conditions.
     
  15. DonnyC

    DonnyC VIP Whale

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    I meant pitch game.
     
  16. gradytripp

    gradytripp Low-Roller

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    Agreed. I've been able to find $10 3:2 games at Bally's and Paris pretty consistently, at least during the day and early evening. I was (am?) really looking forward to lots of sessions at the $10 3:2 tables at Bellagio in less than a week... CSM, yes, but still not bad and a great place to play. I've got a bad feeling that those tables will become 6:5.
     
  17. topcard

    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    As of 6/29/15
    Boyd casinos downtown... no change...2-deck pitch, 3:2 H17, no DAS... but plenty of $5 & $10 minimum tables.
    4-Queens... 2-deck shoe... same rules as Boyd...$15 minimum.
    'theD'. - no 2-deck game at all.
    'Golden Gate' - 2-deck shoe, 3:2, H17, DAS allowed - $25 minimum - only open at night.
    Plaza - same as Golden Gate, only a $25 minimum & only open at night.
    LVC - same as Golden Gate with a $10 minimum...open at 10AM...maybe...2 mornings it was...one morning it wasn't...no explanation when I asked.
    El Cortez - Same rules - 2-deck shoe, 3:2 H17, DAS permitted... 1 table open all the time (non-smoking). Other tables open at noon. All $5 & $10 minimums.

    I meant to check out DTG again to confirm the 3:2 double-deck status, but I never did...sorry.
     
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  18. MikeOPensacola

    MikeOPensacola VIP Whale

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    Thanks for the recon Top. Hope you had a good trip and enjoyed the concert. :beer:
     
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    mescalita Low-Roller

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    Thanks, topper - I'll check out the DTG in a couple weeks and report conditions there. BTW - that non-smoking 2-deck game at El Cortez is my favorite table in all of Las Vegas....
     
  20. jimboguy

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    I had no idea El Co had a non-smoking table. Thanks topcard and mescallta.